Sunday, 10 May 2009

Dirtying our hands with newsprint

This wonderful quote from Charles Baudelaire has been cunningly stuck over some newspaper distribution points near the railway station in Geneva.
"I do not understand how a pure hand can touch a newspaper without a feeling of revulsion".
On the last morning of my week's holiday we felt no such disgust feasting on a veritable banquet of German, French and English newsprint. A real lazy morning holiday breakfast treat though it's true our hands were a little grubby by the end.
The real problem with the weekend papers is that they are full of reviews of yet more books to think about reading and buying, just after I've spent much of my week sorting ours out and discovering not to anyone's surprise that we still do not have enought space to shelve them all!